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Easy General Knowledge #2

You should probably be able to get 100% on this easy general knowledge test!
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What is the capital of Germany?
Berlin
What is the biggest U.S. state by land area?
Alaska
What movie series is about a theme park where dinosaurs are brought to life?
Jurassic Park
What is the longest river in South America?
Amazon
What three countries make up the region of Scandinavia?
Denmark
Norway
Sweden
What country's citizens are often called "Kiwis"?
New Zealand
What is the biggest city in China that starts with the letter S?
Shanghai
Who recorded the songs "Tiny Dancer", "Crocodile Rock", and "Rocket Man"?
Elton John
What famous general had the last name Bonaparte?
Napoleon
Who did Angelina Jolie marry in 2014 (and divorce in 2019)?
Brad Pitt
What former Iraqi leader was executed in 2006?
Saddam Hussein
Who was the Roman god of war?
Mars
What is the Spanish word for "hello"?
Hola
What is the most common word in the English language?
The
Who wrote the Harry Potter series of books?
J. K. Rowling
What is the tallest man-made structure in Paris?
Eiffel Tower
What place in the U.S. is known as the Motor City?
Detroit
What Norman leader conquered England in the year 1066?
William the Conqueror
92 Comments
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Level 60
Jul 7, 2016
Didn't get Elton John. Cool quiz!
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Level 62
Jan 25, 2022
Pop music is probably my weakest category, but after guessing Shatner, Crosby, Croce, Stills, Nash, Diamond, and Young, I went with Smith, Jones, and was in the process of typing Johnson when got it! lololol
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Level 70
Jan 26, 2022
i know this is late but rocamorar we did learn about the date the mongols invaded india and the ottoman empire (although not about spain)
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Level 65
Jul 7, 2016
The = 60% Haha.
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Level 77
Jul 7, 2016
"Scandinavia" is not a simple concept. There's the Scandinavian peninsula and that's only Sweden and Norway. Culturally, yes, Denmark too because the language is almost the same as in the other two. But shouldn't you also add Iceland then even though it's further away? And what about Finland? Northern Finland, Finnish Lapland is on the peninsula, but the souther part of the country isn't. And the language, apart from the 5% minority who speaks Swedish is quite different. So - depending on your way of reckoning, it could be 2, 3, 4 or 5 countries. If it's 3, it's usually the three mentioned in the quiz though.
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Level 81
Jul 7, 2016
While the Finns reside in Scandinavia, they are ethnically different than Swedes, Danes, and Norwegians. Finns (along with the Estonians) hail from central Asia. The Finns and Estonians migrated to their respective countries way back when,
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Level 73
Jul 8, 2016
When what? When what? Argh, the mistery is killing me!
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Level 56
Nov 7, 2016
The Volga valley or Ural mountains were the original location of the Uralic peoples. The Finns and Estonians (probably indistinguishable back then) migrated to their current location more than 5000 years ago.
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Level 45
Nov 7, 2016
It's like you are trying to say that Scandinavia somehow belongs to only the "Scandinavian" peoples?

Don't forget that the proto-Finns were actually the first modern settlers of Scandinavia after the ice age.

When Germanic tribes started to migrate further north from the Central Europe, "Finns" had already lived in Norway & Sweden for centuries.

The Volga urheimat theory you are referring to is about Uralic languages, not peoples, so it's somewhat irrelevant here.

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Level 70
Nov 25, 2018
This is the creation myth for those countries. There is a similar one for Hungary. Languages did work like this, but "peoples" is really not a thing. I can almost guarantee that the people who now call themselves "Finns" won't have more ancestors who came from the Ural Mountains than any other Eastern Europeans. They just happen to speak a similar language. The fact that people identify with groups of people who lived more than 5000 years ago (according to Sulps) is completely illogical and actually quite dangerous, as it leads to jingoism, nationalist separatism and racism. If someone lived 5000 years ago, they are either an ancestor of everyone who is alive today, or no one who is alive today. OK, maybe that's an exaggeration, but it isn't a very big one. The odds of any individual from 5000 years ago being either the ancestor of both of two given people alive today, or the ancestor of neither, are overwhelmingly high.
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Level 45
Nov 8, 2016
According to the "Geography Songs" my kids learned, it's Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland.
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Level 58
Feb 20, 2020
They are the Nordic countries.
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Level 62
Nov 8, 2016
Fenno-Scandinavia includes Sweden, Norway and Finland. Scandinavia includes Denmark, Norway and Sweden. The Nordics on the other hand includes all the previous countries and Iceland.
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Level 58
Sep 25, 2019
Finland is also on the peninsula.
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Level 70
Nov 16, 2019
People usually dont know the difference between scandinavia and fennoscandia. (And even those two are sometimes described blurry)
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Level 45
Dec 12, 2019
Usually "Scandinavia" refers to the cultural-geographical group of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Because history and stuff. Mostly history makes them really close.

The group that includes Finland and Iceland is just called the Nordic countries or "Norden" (the North). Because they also have stuff with history and culture and stuff... but different.

Basically.

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Level 68
Sep 3, 2016
"Normans"/"The Normans" should be accepted for "Who conquered England in 1066?"
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Level ∞
Sep 4, 2016
Okay
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Level 50
Sep 21, 2016
I hate that I know this... Jolie filed for divorce from Pitt yesterday. This quiz needs a replacement question.
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Level 53
Nov 7, 2016
argh so annoying when you know about basic pop culture!!!!! only peasants would waste their time with that sort of nonsense!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Level 74
Nov 7, 2016
Surely they're still married until the decree comes through?
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Level 58
Jan 9, 2018
i don't think so at this point
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Level ∞
Nov 7, 2019
The divorce was finally finalized in 2019. The quiz has been updated.
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Level 70
Nov 16, 2019
It took 3 years? Wow that is longer than some marriages last
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Level 90
Feb 16, 2020
For some reason I thought they were already married before 2014 but I guess they were just dating.
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Level 75
Mar 22, 2021
Wow, so their divorce was longer than their marriage? That's bonkers.
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Level 53
Nov 7, 2016
Am I the only idiot who desperately started typing "John Lennon" because they had no idea who the singer was, and then got it right by coincidence?
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Level 85
Nov 7, 2016
Feautured quiz today but still has the invalid Jolie question
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Level 56
Nov 7, 2016
Well they are still married,right? Divorce isn't final as far as I know
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Level ∞
Nov 7, 2016
If they get divorced I'll change the question.
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Level 55
Nov 7, 2016
Aren't Finland and Iceland part of Scandinavia?
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Level 48
Nov 7, 2016
Please correct me if I'm wrong as there tends to be a fair amount of confusion/freedom when it comes to the term 'Scandinavia'. As far as I know, strictly geographically speaking, Scandinavia refers to Norway and Sweden only. Denmark has Copenhagen basically across from Malmö (Sweden) and is politically and economically linked to Scandinavia. For instance, Scandinavian Airlines (SAS) is the flag carrier of Norway, Sweden and Denmark. Finland has close cultural ties with Norway and particularly Sweden, but the language is a main hint as Finnish is not a Germanic language like the Scandinavian languages. No Finn that I've ever met would categorise themselves as Scandinavian. Iceland does not fall within the geographic Scandinavian term. Having been under both Norwegian and Danish rule at one point and with Icelandic having Germanic roots, it is closely linked to it. The term 'Nordic countries' is used to refer to all five of them: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland.
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Level 38
Nov 7, 2016
I'd agree with you. Finland in particular.
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Level 67
Nov 7, 2016
I agree. "Nordic" is the term to use when discussing all five countries. I was ignorant of all these distinctions until I traveled through the region last summer. Every time it came up, it was noted that Sweden, Norway, and Denmark are the Scandinavian countries because of their close linguistic and ethnic relations. The Scandinavian Peninsula itself includes only Sweden and Norway, but Danes are considered Scandinavian as well.
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Level 38
Nov 7, 2016
Just a wee bit TOO simple I'd say...
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Level 36
Nov 8, 2016
Maybe remove the 'Angelina Jolie's Husband' one... That's not correct any more.
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Level 55
Jan 2, 2017
You should change the Angelina Jolie question now that she has filed for divorce. Good quiz though!
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Level 70
Mar 22, 2017
If you like mixed quizzes such as this try some of mine, click on Malbaby and go from there.
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Level 58
Feb 18, 2020
Utterly shameless plug...
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Level 65
Mar 22, 2017
100% to each, my eye.
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Level 44
Apr 28, 2017
Oh, I thought it was jurassic world.
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Level 24
May 2, 2017
100% with 1:23 left! nice quiz
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Level 51
May 19, 2017
'the' is also the joint most common word in 'the English language', ironically enough.
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Level 68
May 22, 2017
Only missed Hussein. Never heard of him, but that could be because I try to distance myself from politics.
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Level 70
Jun 8, 2017
Easy Capitals quiz at .. http://www.jetpunk.com/user-quizzes/120558/mals-1-minute-20-easiest-no-thinking-capitals-quiz
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Level 23
Jul 25, 2017
Great quiz thanks
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Level 61
Sep 28, 2017
Can you put Ares as an alternate for the God of War? That is his Greek name and arguably well known. It will also be easier for people since Wonder Woman just came out.
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Level 70
Jan 9, 2018
Doing this quiz again for fun I wondered what the "Tallest non man-made structure in Paris" would be?
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Level 50
Jan 9, 2018
Question about Brad Pitt is now wrong :)
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Level ∞
Jan 9, 2018
Has the divorce been finalized? According to Wikipedia they are just separated.
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Level 76
Feb 26, 2018
If one is using the term Scandinavia geographically to mean the Scandinavian peninsula then it would be Norway and Sweden for sure, with Finland almost certainly. If one is using it culturally and including Denmark but excluding Finland, then you definitely have to include Iceland because Iceland was settled by and is culturally derived from Norway and Denmark. If one is using the term to mean those countries with a Scandinavian cross on their flag then Norway Denmark Iceland Finland and Sweden are all included. The point I am trying to make is that however you try and jig it, the answer in the quiz is NEVER going to be correct, however you interpret the question.
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Level 70
Nov 16, 2019
It is not something you can make stuff up about.. like denmark shouldnt be in but sweden should because scandinavia starts with an s and d is too far off,. It is not something you can make what you want it to be..
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Level 38
Mar 30, 2018
Too Slow :(
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Level 56
Apr 15, 2018
Needs to be updated following Brad and Angelina split
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Level 44
Mar 25, 2019
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt divorced.
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Level 54
Nov 6, 2019
"Who is Angelina Jolie's husband?"

they are divorced.

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Level ∞
Nov 7, 2019
Hey, the divorce finally went through after three years. The question has been updated.
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Level 65
Dec 4, 2019
Not as easy as I thought it would be
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Level 82
Feb 16, 2020
That was indeed pretty easy. Surprised so few people get the 1066 one.
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Level 66
Feb 16, 2020
The Spanish word for hello is Ola, not Hola... Scandinavia is made up by Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.
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Level 68
Feb 16, 2020
Nope. The h is not pronounced, but it's definitely spelled hola. See the extensive conversation about Scandinavia above.
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Level 67
Feb 16, 2020
I think "ola" is Portuguese, but Spanish is 100% "hola."
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Level 71
May 14, 2020
Scandinavian here, and no. Those are the Nordic Countries. Scandinavia is only Denmark, Norway and Sweden. A small part of Finland has territory in the Scandinavian Peninsula, but they are not part of Scandinavia as a region..
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Level 54
Feb 16, 2020
struggled with motor city as a non-American and not knowing the nicknames of their key cities.
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Level 45
Jan 26, 2022
I think they should not let this question in the quiz because it makes it easy for US citizens and difficult for non US citizens.
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Level 60
Nov 2, 2022
agreed, i'm from belgium
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Level 68
Feb 18, 2020
18
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Level 68
Feb 18, 2020
Missed Brad and William
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Level 66
Feb 22, 2020
Im surprised that only 60% knew that Mars is the God of war...
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Level 19
May 24, 2020
Some questions weren't that easy like the one about the general. I would've never have got that!
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Level 39
Jun 10, 2020
Great quiz! I got 16.😊And who else got New Zealand super easily? I got it straight away because im a kiwi😆
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Level 68
Jan 26, 2022
Um yes. KiwiQuizWhiz, we must be related!
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Level 55
Jul 28, 2020
Finally a 100% on a general knowledge quiz T_T
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Level 65
Sep 1, 2020
Nicely balanced range of questions. Thanks!
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Level 54
Sep 26, 2020
Plz accept NZ for new Zealand
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Level 65
Oct 1, 2020
Missed the Brad Pitt one, but how on earth do so many people not know William the Conqueror!
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Level 27
Jun 11, 2021
100%
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Level 60
Jun 24, 2021
Why did NZ not work for New Zealand, like a lot of other Jetpunk quizzes?
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Level ∞
Jun 25, 2021
NZ will work now.
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Level 28
Jul 16, 2021
I want to be honest: I'm really bad at this
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Level 60
Sep 26, 2021
I entered ‘John’ for Johnny Cash and got the question.
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Level 48
Jan 25, 2022
How does 88% know the Angelina Jolie one? I had absolutely no idea, and how is that general knowledge anyway?
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Level 65
Jan 31, 2022
The last question doesn't really fit with the description of the quiz. The quiz is fairly easy, but most people won't get all of them correct, especially that last question.
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Level 26
Feb 19, 2022
Why would I pay attention to Angela Jolie’s love life?
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Level 66
Jul 12, 2022
So many people complaning about the England question not being common knowledge but don't seem to have an issue with the US city question
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Level 67
Jul 12, 2022
Right? I'm a brazilian and to me William's question was much more easy than Detroit's. I got it right but I wasn't sure.
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Level 62
Sep 25, 2023
I didn't realise Jolie and Pitt had such a short marriage, I guess as their relationship had so much media coverage it feels like it was longer.
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Level 67
Sep 25, 2023
"Billy and the Clone-a-saurus" is also an acceptable answer for the dinosaurs question.
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Level 64
Sep 25, 2023
Question for the Quizmaster:

I’ve also asked this on your list of each countries total coastline, though I’m not sure if you are notified about comments on that list.

That being said, was the coast of the Syvash Sea for the Ukrainian and Russian coastlines?

Thanks

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Level ∞
Sep 25, 2023
I'm not sure. It would take me a long time to figure that out unfortunately.
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Level 64
Sep 26, 2023
No worries, thanks for the reply.
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Level 35
Sep 26, 2023
Please accept Guillaume le Conquérant